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SAGUACtIE CRESCENT 8AGUACHF~ - COLORADO. ,., ,, , r l After 35, What? According to a Philadelphia author- ity, a glrl ceases to be a girl when she becomes 36. This decision at first blush appears to be a Just and equit- able one. If a glrl reaches 35 and admlta it, she is not a girl, at least not one of the girls that it has been my pleasure and comfort to meet. This decision commenced, but it does 'not go anywhere. It starts out well, but -is lea at the post, says the Detroit Free Press. For instance, it fails to define the standing of the girl who is not a girl because she has passed the" thirty.fifth anniversary pf her birth. If slte is not a girl, what is she? I ask Y~ ali~.~ what 4s she? I knew a stree~ ~ conductor who once called a middle-aged woman m female, and when she left the car the conductor's eye decorated one bf the spokes of her umbrella. I main- tain that it is unfair to rule that a girl of 36 is no longer a girl. If It does not go further and tell us what she is. Is she a young lady? To a toothless man of 70 she is, undoubted- ly, but the budding man of prom- ise, the man with a future before him and a dark past behind, what is she? Young? Well, not exactly. Be she married, she may be called a girl, and even some matrons of 35 will stand for the title. Unmarried, and the problem is one to vex. Again, we are at sea. Granting that a girl of 36 iS no longer a girl, is it prop- er for us to term her a dame? It may be proper, but I am sure it would not be safe. Again, I ask you how are we to tell? Do we not all know women who have been hovering at 34 for the last 12 years? This brings us to the most perplexing situation. Experience has taught us that no girl ever passes 35. The transition from girlhood to grandmotherhood, unlike the building of Rome, is made in a day. I find that I have wandered from my point. The girl who passes 35 is no longer a girl in Philadelphia. And since no girl passes 35, it must follow that girls are girls until they are grandmothers. Hence an unmar- ried woman remains a girl until her brothers or her sisters have children when she is suddenly transformed to the Joys and sacred privileges con- ferred upon old-maid aunts. This Philadelphia authority, I repeat, started out well, but he failed to ar- rive. He took but one straw from the sheaf, but one card from the deck, leaving the problem in a more tan- gled condition than when he began. As we see it now, a girl who passes 35 is no longer a girl, but no girl ever passes 35. But after all, what is the use? Need of Conscientious Work. C .T. Chester says that mighty lttUe inspiration comes from grumbling, and further notes that grumblers seem to be the everyday affair. The laun. dress, costing "to help'--pald by the day, not by the piece---must have her fling: "You alls got a mighty big wash dis week!" The carter, bring- ing out your box Of books--not a large box, either--and charging what he pleases, bitterly exclaims when he fnaliy lands it in your study: "The man what packed that box oughter be made to handle it:" Odd, isn't it? And perhaps there is no commoner expression t~nan "You don't catch me doing mors'n I'm paid for:" Boys or men, in low positions or high--to their employers they may not be actually worthless; but assuredly they are worth less, far less, than they might be. Apparently they have not learned that in every case of successful work there is an employer that towers above the employer, an inner con. s~ience that is higher than "the boss." Every man or boy who does anything worth while, does more than he is paid for, or ever will be paid for, in cold dollars. However, it is well to remember that conscience is a goo.d paymaster as well as a rigid taskmas. ter, even if the rewards do not come in pay envelopes. Vastly more work in which hearty conscience is boss is what the world needs to-day. "Shortage of subsidiary coinage," in other words a lack of small change, has been giving the treasury officials some trouble. One of them suggests that the reason is that the people are prosperous, and when they are pros- perous they carry loose change in their pockets. "They like to hear it jingle." Yet when people are pros- perous they spend their coins freely. Perhaps the total spending increases faster than the number of coins to spend. A Yale professor a~lvlses us all to eat horse for economy and safety. A Georgia Judge has been eating crow because he bet against Hoke Smith. Dried meat 30*years old is being eaten in Dakota as proof Of what the local air can do td buffalo-beef curing. There is no lack of texts on the diet as it *Could be, should be. or is not. pass, about the 4 are true their dttions. State Politics From the Republican Point of View Denver, Sept. 24.~The nomination of Chancellor Henry A. Buchtel for governor on the Republican ticket has met with the enthusiastic endorsement of the rank and file of the party. In fact. many Democrats have signified their intention of voting for the eloquent chancellor. Dr. Bechtel has a charming personality, an easy, graceful and cordial manner. He is'close to the people. He nnderstands them. He has mingled with them for many years, and has visited every town in Colorado many times lie is an upright, clean and enthusiastic Republican and one who has given much time to helping the party win success in past campaigns. He is one of the most attractive speakers in the state. His arguments are clear, his eloquence thrilling, but still not of the skyscraping order. He combines the conservatism of McKinley owith the nervous energy of Roose- velt, and is a close student of the life works of both of these great Repub- lican leaders. A Man of Energy. The chancellor has made an extraordinary success of the Denver Uni- versity. When he took change of it in 1900 it was $260,000 in debt and mortgages were being foreclosed upon its property. It then had 300 pupils. Since that time he has paid off the debt with money contributed by more than 10,000 people ~nd the total numbe~, of pupils now runs over the 1,200 mark. He is full of er~ergy and patriotic fire and will make a whirlwind campaign when he is once started. As a story-~eller he is the peer of any public speaker in the state and th~ public has a rich treat in store when the good doCtor starts out upon his campaign. He is a clean man, one who believes in ~onesty in politics and In Public life and he will see to it, if elected, that no skullduggery is practiced in any state office or department. The Corporation Cry. The announcement of his nomination took the wind clean out of the ~ails of the Democratic "yellows" of Denver. They were looking for the selection of some small politician, and as fast as names were suggested by the re- porters they would proceed to abuse the owners as corporation agents. They attacked Mr. Stewart as a corporation man, and when he declined~ the nomination they attacked him for being in a scheme with the corpora- tions to play some kind of a trick on the people by his withdrawal. Offered Only to Buchtel. The committee to fill vacancies never offered the nomination to a living soul except Henry A. Buchtel. The ~olitlcal reporters wOuld ask such men as Robert Bonynge, General Cook, Whitney Newton and others if they would take it and these gentlemen would reply that they had not been offered it, then the reporters would proceed to write up a story to the effect that Robert Bonynge or some one else had been offered the nomination and had flatly declined it. When the selection of Bechtel was made Public the "yellows" did not know which way to turn. He was a well-known and honored edu- cator-absolutely free from political or other entanglements of any sort. He was known throughout the state and greatly admired. How could they turn Their mud batteries upon such a man? From what angle could he be attacked? First and foremost they printed the pictures of sereval people who they said had refused the office, none of whom had even had it offered to them. Then ;t was discovered that John Evans, the father of W. G. Evans, had endowed th.e University and that his son had also contributed to the upbuilding of this splendid institution. That was enough. Dr. Bechtel at o~ce became a mon- ster in human form and the red ink flowed and the big type glowed day after day to prove that Dr. Bechtel had been the friend of John Evans, one of the great empire builders of the West and one whose memory is held in the highest esteem by the people of Colorado who have benefited by his splendid enterprise in opening up the remote sections of the state and eon- ,1coting them with the outside world. If it is a crime for Dr. Bechtel to be friend of this family, then he is a criminal, Dr. Bechtel is a natural leader of men. He has a personal ~nagnetlsm that is hard to resist, and his speeches always bring deafening applause from his audiences. Even the most stupid person can see at once that he is a forceful, earnest~and level-headed man. a sturdy, upright American citizen with more than the average allotment of brains. The truth is that the name of Dr. Buchtel was first suggested by John F. Vivian. one of the committee which selected,him, and this was done without any hint from any source whatever. C0rporatlons Running Democratic Party. Last week forty-two disgruntled gentlemen of various political views as- sembled at the Savoy hotel in Denver at the request of Judge Ben Lindsey and nominated that Democratic oracle for governor on an independent ticket. One of the principal speakers was ex-Senator Arthur Cornforth of Colorado Springs, who was formerly a Republican and presided over the Senate during l he last session. He has been a candidate for the senatorship, for congress- man-at-large and other offices, but was recently turned down by the E1 Paso county convention. Mr. Cornforth. like his new leader, Judge Llndsey, be- lieves in reform when there is an office attached to it. One of the most i~terestlng developments of this little convention was the speech of Llndsey in which he called attention to the utter absurdity of the anti-corporation campaign cry of the Democratic party. He called attention to the fact that Milton Smith, chairman of the Democratic state central committee and man- ager of the campaign, was a corporation attorney. This great D~mocrati leader is one of the attorneys of the Denver Gas and Electric Company, a concern which Mr. Patterson charges with using improper tax receipts to secure taxpayers' votes at the las, t franchise election. Chairman Smith is also attorney for another great cOrporatlon~tbe Colorado Telephone Com- pany. Adams a Trust Magnate. The Hen. Alva Adams is the especial favorite of the various railroad corporations, and his brother "Billy," senator frofh ConeJos. has long been the political agent of the railroads. Alva Adams is a wealthy banker, who loans money for profit. Moreover, he is a director of the International Trust Company, and various other large corporations. He is also a member and beneficiary in his hardware business of the hardware trust in this state. He was also one of the principal speakers at the annual convention of the hard- ware trust members held in Denver last winter. In fact all of the leaders who are now performing under the lash of that great corporation annihilator, T. M. Patterson, are very close to the corporations, so close, in fact, that they have no difficulty in securing fat "contributions to the Democratic cam. paign barrel. The Republicans are natural~ wondering how the Democratic purists make out a case against the Denver University for accepting contri- butions from a citizen of Colorado, who has made his money in this state, while they are accepting the services of corporation agents and the money of ~he corporations to run their campaign. The average Republican seems to feel that if it is a righteous thing to do. to run a millionaire banker and trust magnate for governor as the Democrats are doing In running Alva Adams, then it is altogether a commendable thing to do to run Dr. Buchtel on the Republican ticket, who is in no sense a representative of corporate wealth, but instead a representative of the dignity, power and intelligence of the people of this state. Republican Ticket. The Republicans of the state are expressing enthusiastic satisfaction with the personnel of their ticket. For once the party has secured candidates who are not only especially equipped for the duties of the offices for which ,.hey are running, but they are el! good campaigners. They are men above the average in knowledge of public affairs and in general intelligence. They are fluent speakers and fully capable of presenting the issues of the day to the public during the coming campaign. Chancellor Buchtel ranks espe- cially high as an orator, as do also Auditor Bent, Robert W. Bonynge and W. H. Diekson, candidate for attorney general. E~ R Harper, Timothy O'Con- nor, Warren Haggott. George W. Cook and other candidates are also aggres- sive and forceful speakers. In addition to the.candldates, the party is ex- ceptionally fortunate in having such splendid campaigners as Franklin E. Brooks, Frank C. Goudy, Judge N. Waiter Dixon. Herschel M. Hogg, P. B. Stewart, Clyde Dawson and others of the same class. Aggressive Campaign. It Is the intention of the leaders to wage an aggressive campaign and not for a moment to take the defensive. On the question.of the stolen gov- ernorship the Republicans w~ll charge that the Democratic party undertook to steal the governorship and other state offices by the outrageous frauds com- mitted in Denver in 1904. They will charge that the Denver Democratic or- ganization, with the assistance of Frank Adams of the police board, stuffed ballot boxes and committed every known species of political crime to secure ~he election of Alva Adams on the Democratic ticket and they will prove It by the official records of the courts of Denver, and what is still more effective, they will prove it out of the mouths of Democratic leader~, such as Charles S. Thomas and Benjamin B. Lindsey, :~ ~. Will Show Up ~Alva. It is the intention of the Republican organization to show the people of Colorado that Alva Adams, who is posing as a white-robed oracle of pure politics, not only fought in the courts to retain the fruits of these election frauds, but that he has most l~itterly denounced and attacked the courts and the public officials who exposed these frauds. They will show that Alva Adams demanded of the court that all ballot boxes be opened at a time when be did not believe the court would comply with his request. That when the court did agree to open all the boxes be dropped the proceeding very promptly. This was the time when ~Llva Adams had the chance to vin- dicate himself tf he had a vindication eo~|ng. His alisged reason for asking that all the boxes be opened was that enormous frauds had been com~litted m thJ Republican wards in favor of me Republican candidates. But instead of following np his reduest, he ran to cover because of the possibility of turn- ing up st:ll more Democratic frauds, although enough had already been found to unseat him. Legal and Illegal Way. The Republicans believe that the Democratic party undertook to elect Alva Adams bY irregular and unlawful means, and that Alva Adams stood ready to accept the office under these conditions. They also believe that the ~uestion aa to who was elected governor was determined not by irregular and unla~vful means, but by the only known regular and legal method, that is by the highest tribunal of the people, the Legislature. They Will see that the people understand that Alva Adams and the Democratic leaders applied de- nunciations and attacks not to the election criminals, but to the courtl and the Legislature which tried to correct the wrongs committed by the election thieves. BUCHTEL OHOSEN TO FILL THE POSITION DE CLINED BY P. B. STEWART. CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR The Chancellor of University of Den- ver Accepts the Honor and Will Make the Race, Denver.~Rev. Henry A. Buchtel, D D., chancellor of the University of Denver, has been chosen to head the Republican state ticket. He has accepted the nomination for governor and it is expected that his answer to the tender will be ready for publication to-mor- row. The Republican says of his nomina- tion: The announcement of his acceptance of this nomination would have been made sooner had it not been that Mr. Buchtel hesitated and pondered well whether he could afford to become a candidate ~nd accept the office and stiff be true to the university. When he had made up his mind that he could do so the word went forth that the Re- publican party had a man for the head of the ticket who would wage a great battle for Republican principles, for the honor of the state and its well-be ing. He will have the support of Re- PUblicans. He does not know any. thing about factions or divisions. Fac- tionalism is not in his vocabulary. He is a Republican fighting for Republi- canism, There is no duplicity to him and he is without pledge. Henry Augustus Bechtel, chosen by the vacancy committee ~ to head the Republican hosts to victory in Novem- ber, ls known far and near' as a man of spotle~ character and heroic mould. He ts a native of Ohio, where the name of Bechtel is almost a house, hold Word, He was born near Akron, September 30, 1847, an4 will celebrate his fifty-ninth birthday in ~en days fr0~m the date of his nomination for governor of Colorado. People of Ohio know him best as the son of the founder of Buchtel uni- versity of Akron. As an orator, Dr. Buchtel holds high rank. "His power to sway men's minds and lead them into the right pathway is due to his xflagnetlc per- sonality and the persuasive influence of his own shining example. Bril- liantly educated, a graduate of Du Paum University, honored with the ti- tles of A. M., D. D. and LL. D.,Dr. Bechtel has for many years been a man of commanding stature in the pul- pit. in the public forum and in the field of edmmtion and allied Christian endeavor. ]R, several states he is re- membered as a beloved pastor whose constant vigilance over the spiritual and physical welfare of his flock en- deared him to the entire population re- gardless of creed. He was successively pastor of the .following well-known churches: Zionsville, Indiana; Green- castle, Indiana; Knightstown, Indi- ana; Grate Church, Richmond, Indi- ana; Trinity Clmrch, Lafayette, Indi- ana; Central Avenue Church, Indian- apolis; First Church, Mount Vernon, New York; Calvary Church. East Orange, New Jersey, and Evans Chapel and Trinity Church, Denver. Since coming back to Denver to take charge of the University of Denver, he has worked in" season and out of sea. son for the upbuilding of the local in- stitution until to-day it has a reputa- tion extending far beyond the confines of the stare. TAFT HAS DIFFICULT TASK. Makes Threat of Intervention to Bring the Cubans to Terms, Havana.~A second day of confer- ence with the leaders of the factions in the Cuban conflict has not enabled Secretary Taf*, and Assistant Secretary Bacon to announce any plan for com- promising the difficulty. So strenuou~ are the appeals of both Liberal and Moderate party leaders 'that the situation becomes increas- ingly complicated as the negotiations proceed. Secretary 'raft said last night that he believed that when they are brought face to face with the danger of losing independence forever all patriotic Cu- bans will be willing to make conces- sions. Mr. Taft ~added that the United States peace emissaries are occupying a most delicate position and have un- dertaken to hear all complaints and that they have made then~selves thor- oughly conversant with the political turmoil of Cuba~ and they can not ex- press themselves freely In the confer- ence, fearing that possible misunder- standing may have a deterrent effect on the proceedings. The only counsel to the political leaders given by Mr. Taft was on the subject of no~ engaging in further agi. ration that might make intervention by the United States necessary. This ad- vice he offers freely to all to whom he gives audience, regardless of party, Mr. Taft has made it clear that the United States is not seeking to exer- cise control over the island, or any of its affairs; but he hds quoted Presi- dent Roosevelt's letter to Mr. Quesada to the effect that the United States hu a duty which it can not shirk. To those whom he has met in conference Mr. Taft has said that now is the time to decide whether they would have Cuba live as a nation. He has weighed every word carefully, and has neither upheld nor criticised the principles of either faction. Whether the men they have met in Havana represent the sentiment of the entire island is a question that is troubling the American mediators. There is some fear that even if the en- tanglement is straightened out here the olSposlng forces in Santa Clara and Plnar del Rio provinces, and even in Santiaga, will not be satisfied. Mr. Taft realizes that unless the national spirit is aroused the commer- cial interests will have no confidence in any settlement that may be reached.. Electric Motors on Steep Gradel. San Francisco.~The Southern Pa- cific will at once begin the work of in- stalling an electric system on its line over the Sierra Nevada mountains for the purpose of helping the heavy freight trains up the steep mountain grades by means of electric motors. RULES FOR PACKERS. Labels Must Tell the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth. Washington.--Further rulings in connection with the enforcement of the meat inspection law after October ]st next were made public to-day by the secretary of agriculture and give an ldea of what consumers are to ex- pect hereafter when purchasing meat products. Anything savoring of a false or d~ ceptive label will not be tolerated and no picture, design or device which gives any false indication of origin or qualRy will be permitted on any label as for example the picture of a pig ap- pearing on a label placed on beef prod- ucts, or the picture of a chicken upon the label of a veal or pork product. Geographical names are allowed to be used only with the words "cut," "type," "brand," or "style," as the case may be, except on foods produced or manufactured in the place, state, ter- ritory or country named. For in- stancestance, "Virginia ham" must be marked "Virginia style ham; .... En- glish brawn" must be "English style stance, "Virginia ham" must be "Westi~halia style ham." The word "ham"~without a prefix indicating the species of animal is considered by the department to be a pork ham, but trim- sings removed from the ham and used in the preparation of sausage or potted ham, or when used alone, may be con- sidered as "potted ham" or "ham sau- sage." Frankfurter sausage no longer can be known as such but must be called "Frankfurter Style sausage." The rules clearly define what con- stitUtes pure lard, but prescribe that a substance composed of lard, stearin, or other animal fat and vegetable oil, must be labeled ".lard compound." Among, other restrictions are the fol- lowing: Picnic hams can not be called "hams," but may be called "picnics," or "picnic shoulders; .... little pig sau- sage" or "pig'my sausage;" extract of beef must be actually made from beef, and, veal loaf can.not be called such unless the meat used is veal only. T(~N8 OF DYNAMITE EXPLODE. Disaster in Tennessee Causes Twelve Deaths. i ~ellico, Tenn.--Twelve deaths, the i injuring of scores of other persons andI $500,000 damage to property were i caused here Friday when a carload of dynamite standing on a track near the Southern railroad station exploded with a report that was heard twenty miles. Bulldlhgs were shattered in the business section of the town and nearly every piece of glass within a radius of one mile of the place was broken. One body remains unidentified. There is a possibility that other bodies may be recovered from the ruins. Eighteen persons were seriously in- jured, among them being R. D. Baird president of the national bank of Jel- lice and mayor of Jellico, who wan cut on the neck. IThe freight car, belonging to the Pennsylvania railroad lines, contained 450 boxel~, or 20,000 pounds, of high explosives, consigned to the Rand Pow- der Company, at Clearfleld, Tennessee. "Two causes are assigned for the ex- plosion. One is that three men were shooting at a m~rk on the car and that a bullet entered the car, causing the explosion. The other ia that while the car was standing on a side track a carload of ~pig iron was switched against it and that the impact causc~1 the explosion. Jellico is situated on the Tennes- see-Kentucky line, about sixty miles from Knoxville, the main portion of the town being on the Tennessee side. Tl~e lines of railroad, the Southern and the Louisville & Nashville, enter It. The depot of the Southern, which is lo- cated near the scene of the explosion, was wholly wrecked. Two hotels, the Glen Morgan and the Carmathian, were badly wrecked, the third story of the latter being destroyed. Convicted of Peonage. Cape Girardeau, Mo.--The Jury in the Smith case to-day returned a ver- dict of guilty against Charles M. Smith and Charles M. Smitth, Jr., and the five tenants of their farms on the eleventh count in the peonage case. The eleventh count of the forty-four indictment.~ refer to John Reed, a negro who was witth Roosevelt in Cuba and escaped from the shack on the Smith farm by sawing his way through the floor at night. He was the strongest negro witness for the gov- ernment. Sentence has not yet been passed. Judge Krum filed a motion for a new trial. Judge Pollocok overruled the mo- tions for~a new trial and arrest of Judg- ment and then pronounced sentences as follows: Charles M. Smith, three years and six months in the penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and a fine of $5,- 000 and costs; Charles M. Smith, Jr., two years in the penitentiary and a fine of $5,900 and costs; Ben Stone and Ben Fields, each one year and six months and $100 fine; L. Lee Rogers and W. W. Wood, each two years and six months and $100 fine; Floyd Woods, two years and six months and $100 fine. Mrs. 8age Compromises. New York.--By a settlement arrived at here to-day the legatees under the will of Russell Sage are to receive from the executors of the estate double the amounts o~ the legacies, upon con- dition that the will will not be con- tested. The will was admitted to pr@ bate without contest. Senator Brackett intimated that financial settlement had been effected, but he refused to give any information regarding it. He said that one of the ~ttorueya for the state would give out a statement regarding it later. It is understood that under the set- tlement the twenty-five nieces and nephews who were left each $25,000 under the will are to receive $50,000, while the minor heir, Edson T. Conrad, of Watervliet, New York, will receive $12.000. EIGHT HOUR FEWER HOURS OF GOVERNMENT SCOPE OF LAW IS President Orders That It Government Work--River bor Improvements Chiefl by Change---Commissioner bor Reports That 8bow More Respect for Oyster Bay, L. velt has extended the to apply to all public work supervision of any government. The order affects more work on river and harbor ments. Charles P. Neill, bor, who at the direction of dent, has had charge since of the enforcement of the law, has sent to the President of which the following is the ing paragraph: "I might add here that I one very noticeable effect has been produced in this matter' eight-hour law. Contractors realize now that the law is enforced with earnestness no longer dismiss it as a consequence. They probably law less than ever, but their none the less is rapidily one of becoming respect for ute." To Carry out Commissioner recommendations the day signed the following "1. All departments of the i sent under the supervision public works are hereby directed to notify sentatives stationed at works to report at once to their tire departments all cases contractors, or works now under construction quired or permitted laborers chanics in their employ to eight hours in any one "2. All government re in charge of construction worlds are further directed part of their duty to report to spective deparments each case in which laborers or are required or permitted to eight hours a day on the supervision of such res~utatlves. Wherever ing work in excess of eight day are received by any they are to be referred to the sent of Justice for tion. "3. All departments of the sent under the supervision public works are being contract are further directed their representative legal pare and forward to the list of such statutes ~nd ders as have a direct bearing tracts for the construction of works, and with which bidders works should be made NEW YORK PRIMARI Odell Defeated by Parsons and Wins Over McClellan. New York.~In a bitter cles posing forces in to-day's priU New York county, Congressm bert M. Parsons, president of ' York county committee, won a ing ~ ictory for the control of t publican organization, while L ~arles Murphy of Tammany l tained his position at the head organization by a narrow margff The Parsons victory In the B! can party was a complete rout f factipn led by State Chairma~ Odell, Jr. and Lamuel E. Quig$ Parsons l~ad the backing of pre Roosevelt and Governor Hlggt~' telephoned to the President at l Bay to-night telling him of the and received Mr. Roosevelt's W~ congratulations., 'This means,' said Mr. Par~ night,~''th~t Mr. Odell will not s1 himself at state chairman." In the Democratic battze Leade phy bad the fight of his life. friends of Mayor McClella~ bandad together to wrest the of "l~mmany hall from Murpl~ were nearly successful in doing While Mr. Murphy Is accredit a viotory on the face of the some of the leaders recorded phy men are not pronounced i$ flliatlon and may swing the around when the test really the county convention. STEEL MARKET Encouraging Reports Branches of the Industr New York.~The Iron Age will say: The drift is unmistakably and it is apparent that some conservative interests who fighting the advances are less in opposition. The census ent and prospbctive, is the buying is on a large scale. No better evidence of this niched than the fact that first two weeks of the current! the United States Steel booked an average of 60,000 which contracts with a 33,000 tons a day. Complaints of scarcity of from all sections of the Further large orders for are in sight. The Vanderbilt pect to close for over 20 000 during the next day or fwo, other large transactions are On the lakes five new been contracted for, two of delivery during 190& is coming out steadily. The most interesting, ma~t important transaction character, refers to a number ~ lmfldings for San Francisco, na~e aggregating 6,000 work was taken by the Bridge Company.